Intellectual Freedom News 11/3/17

Intellectual Freedom News

November 3, 2017 – Collated by OIF Staff and News Interns

Intellectual Freedom Highlights

  • 50 Years of Intellectual Freedom | American Libraries; “This December, OIF is celebrating 50 years of fighting for intellectual freedom: half a century of championing ­libraries, finding allies within the literary community, and aiding librarians in times of high anxiety. It’s an evolving role to be cherished and safeguarded.”
  • The Right to Write: OIF Blogging Opportunities for 2018 | Intellectual Freedom Blog; “The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) is seeking bloggers for 2018!”
  • Policy and Public Pressure: Technology Companies Respond to Charlottesville | Intellectual Freedom Blog; “The events in Charlottesville have heightened public awareness of white supremacist organizations and their music, merchandise and online presence. There has also been a renewed interest in leading technology company platforms and the ways in which they host and profit from the activities of groups that identify with white supremacy.”




Libraries and Hate Crimes

Free Press, Social Media, and Fake News

Net Neutrality and Broadband Access

Internet Filters

Academic Freedom/ Campus Speech

First Amendment Issues

Around the Web

International Issues

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